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This 15th century farm house is located only 4 miles from junction 28 of the M1, offering free Wi-Fi, a AA Rosette winning restaurant and spectacular views of the Amber Valley. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and overlooking the picturesque landscape of the valleys beyond. The original farmhouse has been expertly restored and tastefully refurbished to retain its original oak beams and exceptional character. The hotel reception houses a breathtaking 96 foot deep well which was discovered during renovation work and carefully brought back to its original condition. The hotel boasts 31 individually designed en-suite bedrooms you will be spoilt for choice from the luscious mini suites, four poster waterbeds, spa baths and internationally themed rooms. Each room is fully equipped with all modern facilities guests would expect, many enjoying views of the courtyard with its gentle flowing fountain and floral design. Guests who wish to dine in the privacy of their own room can relax with breakfast in bed, enjoy dinner from our a la carte menu or indulge in a midnight snack with 24 hour room service available. There are two dining options available, guests can dine in the candlelit surroundings of the popular Restaurant which offers an excellent grill & seafood menu. The head chef selects only the finest local ingredients to produce menus that excite the imagination and tantalize the taste buds. The freshest selection of seafood is always available thanks to the most up-to-date Seafood Holding Station and you will be spoilt for choice from the extensive wine list featuring an excellent selection of wines, specially imported from around the globe. Alternatively open Sunday Friday 6:00 PM 10:00 PM The Sports Bar offers tasty bar meals at affordable prices and is perfect for a lighter bite in a more informal setting. This is the perfect venue to host your wedding, with the Managing Director personally co-ordinating each one ensuring it is tailor made to specific requirements. Also ideal for holding corporate event, with built in audio and visual equipment, fully air-conditioned and opens out onto the courtyard the hotel understand the importance of good preparation and their years of experience will ensure that any event or occasion will be one to remember. On the edge of the Peak District you are surrounded by many places of interest and local attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Matlock Bath, Bakewell, Hardwick Hall, Crich Tramway Museum, Gullivers Kingdom and Alton. The village of higham and surrounding areas are a maze of idyllic country walks. Footpaths guide you to the nearby Ogston reservoir which comes alive during the summer months. There are also a wide range of activities available in the surrounding area including Horse-riding, golf and fishing. Please note, the hotel is a popular venue for weddings and functions. Guests should be aware that party noise downstairs may affect nearby guestrooms.